Mission Statement

At SVI people of all ages learn about and experience living in harmony with nature through–

  • education, research, art, and land conservation
  • a vision for attaining a sustainable future
  • a dynamic model residence and learning center
  • a retreat center available for events and meetings
  • Liquidambar Art Gallery presenting fine arts and crafts by regional artists

SVI Projects

Landscape and Architecture — permaculture, edible landscaping, natural building, and alternative energy

Education, Research & Outreach — tours for all ages, school group and homeschool programs, scout and FFA programs,  teacher enrichment, academic research, off-site presentations and consulting

Moonshadow Programs — workshops, conferences, meetings, gatherings and events

Conference Center and Event Rentals — available for meetings, retreats, weddings, school groups, camping, and family events

Land Conservation — protecting and preserving the integrity and sustainability of the Lane Cove watershed.  Three hundred acres owned by the Kimmons family and used by SVI for events and trails are now protected by a Conservation Easement through The Land Trust for Tennessee.

Liquidambar Art Gallery at SVI — provides a sales outlet for fine art, pottery, glass, metal, leather and wood crafts produced by regional artists and SVI staff.  A percentage of all sales benefits the other SVI programs.

The Sequatchie Valley Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization:   EIN:  62-1715492.   Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law .